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10th Dec '17 6:51:35 AM nighttrainfm
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*** Time Lords can regenerate into a new form if their current body gives out from injury or sheer old age. Unfortunately, it's almost always a PainfulTransformation, and the aftermath can involve a host of side-effects as they [[LossOfIdentity struggle to rebuild their identity.]] The fact that the Doctor's regenerations generally take place in traumatic, world-threatening circumstances can't help.

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*** Time Lords can regenerate into a new form if their current body gives out from injury or sheer old age. Unfortunately, it's almost always a PainfulTransformation, and the aftermath can involve a host of side-effects as they [[LossOfIdentity struggle to rebuild their identity.]] The fact that the Doctor's regenerations generally take place in traumatic, world-threatening circumstances can't help.
28th Nov '17 3:53:37 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Sarah-Jane Smith:''' Did it hurt? I mean, the regeneration?\\

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-->'''Sarah-Jane --->'''Sarah-Jane Smith:''' Did it hurt? I mean, the regeneration?\\
28th Nov '17 3:53:20 AM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Sarah-Jane Smith:''' Did it hurt? I mean, the regeneration?\\
'''Eleventh Doctor:'''...It always hurts.
28th Nov '17 3:49:50 AM nighttrainfm
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*** The Doctor revealed in a WhamLine in the transition from his Tenth to Eleventh form that changing from one Doctor to another ''hurts'', and the pain is ''infinite'' -- and that the Doctor really ''is'' dying. A whole host of FridgeHorror there. [[note]]On the other hand, there's quite a bit of DependingOnTheWriter here. No other Regeneration has ever been treated half as dramatically as the Ten-Eleven shift.[[/note]]
*** [[spoiler:The Ten/Eleven transition is dramatic and explosive because Ten was forcibly holding the process back for quite some time. This incarnation was also notable for fear of death/regeneration, probably stemming from the fact that he only lived six (or nine, depends on whom you ask) in-universe years in that body.]]

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*** The Doctor revealed in Time Lords can regenerate into a WhamLine in the transition new form if their current body gives out from his Tenth to Eleventh form that changing from one Doctor to another ''hurts'', injury or sheer old age. Unfortunately, it's almost always a PainfulTransformation, and the pain is ''infinite'' -- and that the Doctor really ''is'' dying. A whole aftermath can involve a host of FridgeHorror there. [[note]]On the other hand, there's quite a bit of DependingOnTheWriter here. No other Regeneration has ever been treated half side-effects as dramatically as the Ten-Eleven shift.[[/note]]
*** [[spoiler:The Ten/Eleven transition is dramatic and explosive because Ten was forcibly holding the process back for quite some time. This incarnation was also notable for fear of death/regeneration, probably stemming from the
they [[LossOfIdentity struggle to rebuild their identity.]] The fact that he only lived six (or nine, depends on whom you ask) in-universe years the Doctor's regenerations generally take place in that body.]]traumatic, world-threatening circumstances can't help.
14th Sep '17 2:26:43 PM Jake18
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** ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' (when all of humanity becomes TheAgeless) goes into majestically graphic detail about all the potential downsides.

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** ''Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay'' (when (where all of humanity becomes TheAgeless) gains CompleteImmortality) goes into majestically graphic detail about all the potential downsides.
8th Sep '17 1:57:10 AM CLT009
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* ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': [[spoiler: Anthy is an immortal "WickedWitch" (and implied PhysicalGod), doomed to forever serve as TheScapegoat for ''humanity's fury over "losing" their Prince ''. Said hatred manifests as a million million invisible swords constantly impaling her body.]] [[WorseWithContext As if her life wasn't bad enough already]]...

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* ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': [[spoiler: Anthy is an immortal "WickedWitch" (and implied PhysicalGod), doomed to forever serve as TheScapegoat for ''humanity's fury over "losing" their Prince ''. Said hatred manifests as a million million invisible swords constantly impaling her body.]] [[WorseWithContext [[FromBadToWorse As if her life wasn't bad enough already]]...
8th Sep '17 1:56:10 AM CLT009
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* ''Manga/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'': [[spoiler: Anthy is an immortal "WickedWitch" (and implied PhysicalGod), doomed to forever serve as TheScapegoat for ''humanity's fury over "losing" their Prince ''. Said hatred manifests as a million million invisible swords constantly impaling her body.]] [[WorseWithContext As if her life wasn't bad enough already]]...
2nd Sep '17 11:06:57 PM easytorememberhandle
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* ComicBook/TheMightyThor was, for a time, cursed by Hela simultaneously to never die and never ''heal''. Oh, and he got his face scratched up by poisoned claws not too long after, leaving him in constant pain. He grew out his beard to hide the scars.
16th Aug '17 5:25:41 PM AndyLA
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* At the beginning of "Marceline the Vampire Queen", the episode which opens the Stakes arc of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', we have the titular character stuck in the shade of a tree while her umbrella is just out of reach, under the sun. She tries to retrieve it, reasoning that one second of exposure to sunlight should mean nothing for someone who is eternal. She comes to a harrowing conclusion quite fast:
--> '''Marceline:''' ''(staring at her fingertips flayed to the bone)'' One second of eternity hurts ''so much!''
16th Aug '17 12:49:02 PM BossKey
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* Clinkz, the Bone Fletcher, from ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}''. A demon was causing destruction around The Hoven, and a mage cast a spell that would grant eternal life as a reward to anyone who killed it. Clinkz went to fight the demon, not knowing that he would become immortal doing so, and was blasted with hellfire just as his final arrow killed the demon. The result is that he is immortal, but covered in eternal flames.

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* Clinkz, the Bone Fletcher, from ''VideoGame/{{Dota2}}''. A demon was causing destruction around The Hoven, and a mage cast a spell that would grant eternal life as a reward to anyone who killed it. Clinkz went to fight the demon, not knowing that he would become immortal doing so, and was blasted with hellfire just as his final arrow killed the demon. The result is that he is immortal, but covered This ends up turning him into an immortal skeleton, stuck in an eternal flames.state of ''burning to death.''
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